Those good folks over at Bristol 24/7 have teamed up with the Square Food Foundation to present their Autumn Feast; a three course banquet style dinner prepared by Barny Haughton and a team of 12 young budding chefs, to take place on Thursday 16th November.
Barny is the founder of the Square Food Foundation, a cookery school and community kitchen which offers cooking classes to individuals from all walks of life. The lessons here aim to inform, encourage and inspire cooking, with Barny hoping the autumn feast will attract the next generation of culinary wizards into the kitchen; an interesting topic in a city where so often restaurants are looking to recruit chefs.
This special evening promises to be a celebration of Bristol’s fantastic food and drink scene, whilst also giving diners a meal full of local seasonal ingredients, washed down with beers and/or wine. There is also going to be an art aspect, with Carol Pearce providing a special sculpture auction, with all proceeds going towards Bristol 24/7’s social impact agenda, which will allow them to put on more events such as this one.
The young chefs have already taken part in two day-long workships with Barny, to prepare them for their night of cooking. They have also had the opportunity to meet some of Bristol’s best chefs, who all so often are on the lookout for new apprentices and chefs to take up opportunities within their own restaurants. The enthusiastic group have already taken had sessions with Josh Eggleton of Pony and Trap, Sam Sohn Rethel of Bellita, Adrian Kirkimaa from the St Monica Trust and Mark Chapman of Bravas.
Barny commented, The Bristol24/7 Autumn Feast is going to be a unique culinary experience for both kitchen and guests. It will show what can happen in three days with good raw ingredients – both people and food – and by allowing, with a little imagination and guidance, the great produce of this city and region to shine.
“We hope to create not just a feast but, through the alchemy of the moment, the stage and all of you who come to this event, a memorable and life-affirming food experience.”
Tickets to the Autumn Feast are available now from Eventbrite: https://bristol247-autumn-feast.eventbrite.co.uk/
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